2018 proves to be a year for sci-fi and superhero fans with the first half of the year showing a solid start with a strong line up of sci-fi movies such as Black Panther, Pacific Rim Uprising, Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, and of course, Avengers: Infinity War.
Have you seen all of those?
Now that we’re on to the second half of the year, here are more upcoming sci-fi movies to watch out for.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Official trailer via Star Wars YouTube channel
Release: May 25, 2018
The force is strong with Star Wars fans as they get to see another instalment of the popular movie franchise just months after The Last Jedi in December. Solo is the story of everyone’s favourite space smuggler and takes place before Han joins the Rebellion.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Official trailer via Universal Pictures YouTube channel
Release: June 22, 2018
Dinosaurs will never get old. A follow-up to the Jurassic World movie in 2015, Chris Pratt returns only to discover that all life on the island is in danger of extinction from an impending volcano eruption.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Official trailer via Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel
Release: July 6, 2018
One of the most-awaited upcoming sci-fi movies is this action-filled Marvel set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and Wasp teams up to embark on a new mission. Be ready for more big adventures from our tiny superheroes.
Official trailer via MovieMix YouTube channel
Release: August 24, 2018
One of the upcoming sci-fi movies, Replicas, is a story of a scientist desperately trying to replicate his family after a car crash. The movie stars Keanu Reeves and touches on the ethics of cloning and robots. The movie seems to have a promising premise.
Official teaser trailer via 20th Century Fox YouTube channel
Release: September 14, 2018
Definitely not a remake or reboot, The Predator is the fourth instalment of the sci-fi alien movie franchise situated between Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010). The movie showcases the classic soldiers versus aliens plot line.
Official trailer via Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel
Release: October 5, 2018
Better known as one of Spider-Man’s villains, Venom will also hit the big screen this year. The trailer depicts a much darker tone to the movie which will be interesting to see. Despite being a Marvel villain, Marvel Studios did not get involved in the movie and will not integrate the storyline with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Official teaser trailer via Walt Disney Animation Studios YouTube channel
Release: November 21, 2018
The 3D-animated movie sequel to Wreck-It Ralph will break cinemas by November. The story is now set after six years and follows Ralph and Vanellope’s adventure through the internet. Watch out for some interesting appearances including all the Disney Princesses, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Yoda from Star Wars, and Gamora and Iron Man from the Marvel Comics.
Official teaser trailer via Universal Pictures YouTube channel
Release: December 14, 2018
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, cities are now mounted on wheels and survive by ‘eating’ smaller cities to replenish resources. With the desolate environment and intricate machinery seen in the trailer, Mortal Engines seems reminiscent of steam punk and Mad Max.
Alita: Battle Angel
Official trailer via 20th Century Fox YouTube channel
Release: December 21, 2018
Based on the manga (Japanese comic) Battle Angel Alita comes another sci-fi movie produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Alita follows the story of a young woman discovering the truth about herself and her purpose. With action-packed scenes and decent CGI, Alita seems promising.
Release: December 21, 2018
A spin-off and prequel to the Transformers 2007 movie, Bumblebee shows the story of the iconic transformer taking refuge in a small town in California. Found by a teenage girl named Charlie, Bumblebee is revived in his yellow Volkswagen bug form.
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